Without His Humility, I Concede [Reader Post]

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He ended with as much grace as he entered this campaign in. He had so many forces battling against him that this battle was just one the American Hero could not overcome. He fought for this country when the rest of the world cried foul at the war he fought in. John McCain has always served this country and will continue to do so after this election. He is a man who is made of honor and duty. His loyalty to this country can never be questioned. His strength can never be tested.

What happened tonight may be historical in many ways. The way I take it is one completely different than those I know. This defeat has left me bitter and hurt. It’s something I will have to work to repair within myself. Am I disappointed? Yes. Not by my country but the people within the country. My words are obviously filled with anger and sadness. You would have felt the same way if Barack Obama had lost so let me have my right to grieve over this election.

My words are jumbled, rushed, and hardly eloquent right now. As everyone knows I think too much and say too little. It’s not in my nature to say everything that‘s on my mind and in my heart. Well, tonight that’s been broken. There will be no more of the quiet reader or the silent thinker. My role will be much different after today.

John Adam once said that no democracy lasts. It often commits suicide. Maybe this our beginning of the end. Maybe not. Only time will tell. Many people probably think I’m a fool or an idiot for crying as I write this but this election meant a lot more to me than I thought it did. My heart had become entwined with the McCain campaign and when PA and OH came, my heart broke just like the rest of theirs. It was a hard fought battle but battle that just had too much ammo against a man that I consider my own personal role model. I hope to emulate his gracious exit with some dignity intact though it it’ll take me a few days to wrap my head around this. I knew the reality but I didn’t want to accept it until I saw the words on the screen.

Perhaps I invested too much spirit into this campaign and not enough effort. Perhaps my belief that people would look beyond a face, beyond the charm that they would see was wrong. The people of Ohio and Pennsylvania didn’t look to facts, didn’t listen to the common sense. You thought George Bush was bad? Tell me how you feel in four years.

So, I concede defeat for this round but I will never give up the war. I will be a part of history and hopefully alter it for the better.

Your question to me will probably be, am I going to get behind a President Barack Obama? My question to you in return is, did you get behind President George Bush?

14 Responses to “Without His Humility, I Concede [Reader Post]”

  1. 1

    Jun

    I didn’t vote for him. I still don’t like him. I lost but he still will be my president. The MSM got what they wanted. Now do your job and tell us who Obama really is.

    Show us his real birth certificate
    Show us his records in Indonesia
    Show us his college thesis
    Investigate his associations
    Tell us about the land deals
    Put Tony Rezko on the front page
    Tell us how he’s going to cut tax for 95% of America
    Tell us who is the rich? 1M, 250k, 200k, 150, 120, 70k?
    Tell us how he’s going to bankrupt the coal industry, no to drilling, no to nuke but increase energy in this country.

    And many more.

  2. 2

    Hard Right

    Jun, WE already know all that. The American public does not and will not. The media will continue to protect him and obama will blame all his failures on Reps or Bush.

  3. 3

    thebronze

    Lizz, I like what you said and I feel your pain.

    However, McCain, in the end, was a man who was not up to the task. As great an American as John McCain is, never forget that John McCain is also a terrible Republican. He was not up to the task of running for president. I believe he’s up to the task to BE president, but not to run for the office itself.

    The only thing McCain did right, was having Sarah Palin as his running-mate. Just about everything else, he did wrong. He didn’t go after O’Bama (and by proxy, the DemocRats) on things they’re vulnerable on. He didn’t have a coherent campaign strategy. In short, he didn’t do what was needed to be president. People saw this and decide to pin their hopes on a schmuck like O’Bama.

    This race was McCain’s to lose and he did. Despite everything against him (money and the MSM), he could have won. For all his “straight-talk”, he just wasn’t up to the task.

    This defeat rests squarely on John McCain’s shoulders. Him and those “Republicans” (like Noonan, Armstrong, etc.) that deserted the REAL Republicans.

  4. 4

    road warrior

    The most impressive thing about the McCain campaign was his good bye speech. I agree he is a great american war hero but that doesn’t qualify him to run a campaign. McCain could have and should have done more. Maybe he wouldn’t have if he had more money, who knows but all that is neither here nor there. I was impressed with his exit, it was inline with the kind of man he is. the liberal illuminati have won this on their slick marketing and Obama the hero campaign. But McCain is still the real hero.

  5. 5

    Leah

    Lizz, I share your sentiments completely. Silly of me to admit, but I was actually crying at the news too. It was definitely a hard pill to swallow, and I’m probably still not over this loss. I too became far too attached and far too passionate about the campaign than I originally thought. You’re not alone.

    But I can’t help but think that this may be a good thing for the Republicans. It will give them (and us) the time to recuperate ourselves and work on our shortcomings. It will give us the time to break away from “the last 8 years”. It will give us time to strengthen our base and our support so that when we hit back in 2012 – no, in 2010, we’ll hit them so hard that they’ll be knocked out for the long run. Our party can claim the reputation of saving the nation out of the tough times and knowing just what to do when something unexpected arises. Until then, just sit back and enjoy the show called the Obama administration – that will be our SNL to laugh at.

    Good ol’ Dubya…kinda saying “Ha ha, you’re going to get screwed!” before heading out of office. Hehe…

    And as a little more [true] hope, here’s a nice article I think we can all enjoy:

    President Obama’s First Step: Reset Expectations
    Posted Nov 05, 2008 12:15pm EST by Henry Blodget in Newsmakers, Recession, Election
    Related: ^dji, ^gspc, ^ixic

    From ClusterStock, Nov. 5, 2008:

    If President Elect Obama were the incoming CEO of a corporation, he would now be preparing for the first act of his tenure: A massive write-off of the mountains of rotted junk buried on the company’s balance sheet and an announcement that recovery will take a long, long time.

    This flush would clear the way for several years of better than expected results. It would also take advantage of the new leader’s one chance to blame the sorry state of the organization on his sorry predecessor.

    President Obama began this process last night, in his victory speech, when he noted that restoring the country’s health might take more than a term. In the next few weeks, he should go well beyond this:

    * The deficit will be more than $1 trillion a year for several years
    * The country needs a massive new fiscal stimulus
    * The housing market will continue to decline through at least 2010
    * Interest rates and taxes will eventually have to rise (after the economy stabilizes)
    * Weak corporations have to be allowed to fail
    * Millions of homeowners will lose their house
    * Unemployment will probably rise to 10%
    * The government simply cannot “bail the country out” — not because it lacks the will, but because it lacks the power

    In short, Obama needs to acknowedge reality, erring on the side of overstating the problems and challenges, and he needs to prepare the country for several tough years. Because if he doesn’t, within six months of his taking office, the country will have forgotten all about the prior administration and will instead be blaming everything on him.

    Remember…they may have won the battle, but they haven’t won the war. A great quote I read earlier by Curt:

    “Obama peaks tonight…he has no where else to go but down….so enjoy it Barack.”

  6. 6

    brandon alan scofield

    Jun, what obama should show us now is how his administration will fix the crumbled economy, and save the world from global warming and energy crisis

  7. 8

    MataHarley

    premium_subscriber

    Brandon, the duped and innocent sez:

    Jun, what obama should show us now is how his administration will fix the crumbled economy, and save the world from global warming and energy crisis

    And while he’s at it, part the waters, serve millions from a single bread loaf, and resurrect John Lennon.

    Your fawning over a mere Chicago corrupt politician is truly embarrassing, Brandon. We know you’re posting from Indonesia. So what’s the skinny with you, anyway?

    BTW, how did you fare thru the Mother Nature’s traumas? Truly terrible for you all there. I certainly hope you aren’t foolish enough that after obama “saves the world from global warming and energy crises”, that he can save your part of the world from Mother Nature’s next catastrophe?

    But you should be happy that Obama was there to give so much of hiimself from your past problems. OOOPS… that was George W. Bush. So sorry….

  8. 9

    brandon alan scofield

    lea wrote:
    That’s the point, brandon. He can’t. Read my post, please.

    ————–

    lea give him a change … ok.

    … and mataharley George Bush is not a problem

    ——–

    The down of American current economy stem from financial sector which is increasingly unrelated with real economy. Derivative transactions which generate in increasingly fast capital flow of hot money , is the major problem of American economy. I suggest President Obama to simplify all kinds of economic transactions. And put pressure on real economy, by evaluating US-China special trade agreement. Irrationally cheap products from China has bombarded American manufacturing sector.

  9. 10

    Leah

    Uhm…brandon? What the heck are ya talking about? Where did you copy/paste that from? Link please.

    And no offense, but it’s LEAH, with an “h” at the end.

  10. 12

    MataHarley

    premium_subscriber

    Where ever Brandon got his cut/pasted quote, they certainly aren’t his words. To repeat:

    The down of American current economy stem from financial sector which is increasingly unrelated with real economy. Derivative transactions which generate in increasingly fast capital flow of hot money , is the major problem of American economy.

    The “downs” of the economy are related to the flow of credit, which is the backbone of the “real economy”.

    I suggest President Obama to simplify all kinds of economic transactions.

    Perhaps like those no doc/low doc loans that didn’t require proof of income, past tax returns and credit that were created to stop “redlining” in the mid 90s? The backbone of the increase in housing prices, and the reason the securities sold are overvalued?? That’s a pretty simple “economic transaction”.

    Where are you getting this BS?

    And put pressure on real economy, by evaluating US-China special trade agreement. Irrationally cheap products from China has bombarded American manufacturing sector.

    Right… because isolationism and protectionism is a real historic economic winner in a global marketplace.

    You’ve overshot your capabilities here, Brandon.

  11. 13

    JOHN THOMAS GILLICK

    “… a man that I consider my own personal role model …”

    Gosh, lizz, tell us more about THAT. Like. be specific about how you, taking Citizen McCaine as a model committed yourself to one of the service academies, entered the fray to fly (or march) against our enemies and ….

    Well, YOU take it from there. Tell us how you have modeled your li8fe on John McCain’s.

    We’re listening …

  12. 14

    lizzings

    Thanks to everyone who read my post! =)

    I agree in the end McCain didn’t sale himself to the American people good enough, if he had then we would not have PE Barack Obama so yes, he is to blame. There are those other factors too that I mentioned.

    @Mata, it HAS to be a good thing with the way PE Obama’s transition team is already talking about him reversing some of the Bush policies that I actually agree with (for one, the fact that he lifted the executive ban on offshore drilling.) But I feel like in 2010, we may not have humongous gains but rather significant ones that hopefully balance it back out at the very least. In 2012, it will be the Republicans to win for sure unless they screw up.

    @J. Glick, do I sense hostility in those words, sir? I consider John McCain a role model for the fact that he’s a man of principle, he’s a man who doesn’t back down on decisions when he’s made them but is willing to listen to all the options on the table before making that decision. I may not serve in the army or anything of that nature but his service to this country as a War hero is not the only reason I admire him. It’s his character which inspires me the most so instead of throwing sarcasm down my throat, maybe you should look at yourself and to whom you look up to. Mmkay, then?

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